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Are there phonological systems proposed for English without the schwa as a phoneme?

Sort of. You have to add an extra level of stress to account for it, though. Many vowels in English (the "long" vowels) primarily appear in stressed syllables, with schwa taking their place ...
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How exactly did the Thai script tone marking system evolve?

There have been some investigations into this over the years, most notably from: Diller, Antony (2017) Early Thai orthography: Innovative tone-marking or recent hoax? Diller, Antony (1996) Thai ...
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Are there phonological systems proposed for English without the schwa as a phoneme?

I believe you're conflating two meanings of "schwa": the traditional "unstressed neutral vowel of English" and "a phoneme in the middle of the vowel spectrum, or the turned-e ...
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Romanian â and î: Is /ɨ/ more close /i/ than it is to /ə/?

SHORT ANSWERS: You say in a comment: no one offers an answer as why not to use the "â" letter alone, instead of "î" If that is your main question, the answer is the following: ...
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